ANNOUNCING (Drum Roll, Please!)

The New Montezuma Family History Project!

Genealogy helps satisfy a deeper need  to understand how we fit
into the broader world around us. From this perspective, genealogy is more than just a collection of single family threads that go through time.
Genealogy truly is a journey of many lifetimes woven together from the past, the present and potentially for the future. Genealogy is a popular pastime, and it is important because ultimately it lies at the heart of the human condition. Dedicated genealogists spend hours researching their family’s history.

Historical Society board trustee, Kathy Decker, has traced and thoroughly documented her family and that of her husband’s, Jim’s family. She has an amazing ability and knowledge to navigate name changes, to find relatives as they appear and disappear in the written record, and to untangle family myths from historical truths. She has provided valuable resources through her work not only for her own family history, but for the county and town. Now Kathy has completed a very large portion of an ongoing Montezuma Family History Project to serve family researchers.

Kathy has a passion for providing free access to family records, and has spent countless hours on this project as an ongoing service to our community. The site includes indexes, photos, maps, timeline and a canal slide show. She invites families to contribute non-copyrighted photos or documented biological information. We would also like to thank Bill Hecht for permission to post Montezuma photos and maps from his online collection. If you would like to make a donation to the Montezuma Historical Society to help support our preservation efforts, you tax deductible contribution can be made here on the link to download the Membership Form and mail it to us.